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Allomyrina dichotoma (Sega)

Started by Beetle guy, November 07, 2016, 11:10:47 PM

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Beetle guy

This beetle figurine is part of the Japanese Sega Mushi King DX series 1 (made in 2006).

The Sega Mushi King DX series include: Dynastes hercules (yellow (red eyed and revised black eyed version)/grey/dark brown type), Dynastes neptunus, Chalcosoma caucasus (red eyed no revised version), Megasoma gyas, Megasoma acteon, Megasoma mars, Hexarthrius mandibularis (red eyed and revised black eyed version), Dorcus palawanicus, Dorcus alcides, Allomyrina dichotoma (only one with wings in this series. the later revised DX version had no wings!),Procopocoilus giraffa (red eyed and revised black eyed version), Dynastes hyllus and Mesotopus tarandus.

Sold as a high quality figurine it surely delivers.
With it's lenght of 8cm the scale is 1:1 (for a large male). It is very detailed and painted really good. It is the only model in the Mushi King DX series with moveable elytra and wings!
Personally I think one of the best beetle figurines made. I have been looking for one (complete with wings) for years. With the wings there it is extremely hard to find (there was a version without wings released later same model. no wings, but better colouring).
Do not confuse this model with the other big, rubbery winged Sega beetles. The DX series are of much better quality; in detail, material and finishing! The wings on this figurine are detachable and the elytra, head, thorax and legs moveable. The elytra stays tight on the model when opened (this is almost never the case with for instance Tomy Takara big beetles).





NOTE Pictured is the second version of Allomyrina dichotoma in the SEGA MushiKing DX series. The First version (same mold but more orange paint had the wings) the second version of A. dichotoma was painted much more realistic.
To beetle or not to beetle.

bmathison1972

#1
Neat one! Guess I should hunt this down too at some point (althouth I just took inventory and I have 36 variations of this species already  :o :o :o )

Beetle guy

#2
Quote from: bmathison1972 on November 08, 2016, 03:38:16 AM
Neat one! Guess I should hunt this down too at some point (althouth I just took inventory and I have 36 variations of this species already  :o :o :o )

You will find it worth it. Must admit A. dichotoma is like D. hercules overrepresented in my collection as well  :)
To beetle or not to beetle.

brontodocus

Wow, that one's beautiful!  :) Not sure but I may have the less detailed one with the rubbery wings you mentioned somewhere, just never knew what it was. Actually it's so bad compared to other Japanese rhino beetle figures that I never bothered photographing it. It was part of a figure lot I bought via YAJ some years ago.

Jetoar

Sega as always has made a wonderful figure  ^-^.
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